Monday, October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving? Native perspective (video)

RT; Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Abby Martin (Empire Files); Xochitl, Editors, Wisdom Quarterly
The Empire Files Host Abby Martin interviews author Prof. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (RT)

The Empire Files: Native American "genocide"
Indigenous Peoples' History of the US (beacon)
(TeleSUR English) Why throw out "Columbus Day," which celebrated our genocide? Why replace it with Indigenous People's Day?

Each year in November the United States celebrates a mythical version of American history. What is our real history?
Thanksgiving Day in the US, particularly the "traditional" dinner feast, is portrayed as a happy commemoration of sharing as Europeans save the Native Americans by sharing good food with them and proper table manners.

teleSUR EnglishSupper was held under the boot of settler-colonialism. It is one of our empire's most cherished falsehoods, one we rarely stop to question as a Eurocentric Judeo-Christian country.

To hear the true story of the Native American peoples' plight -- from "genocide" to "cultural re-education" -- host Abby Martin interviews Native American scholar Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, renowned indigenous activist, about her book An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. More

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